Wednesday’s high schools: Concord girls win big; plus more soccer, field hockey, golf, XC and volleyball results

Published: 10-05-2023 12:58 AM

Girls’ Soccer

Concord 5, Dover 0

Key players: Concord – Rachel Gridley (2 goals), Kate Dickson (goal), Whitney Vaillant (goal, assist), Ella Goulas (goal, assist), Nevaeh Kalapinski (assist)

Highlights: The Tide scored one minute into the game on a Dickson corner kick and never looked back.

Coach’s quote: “Our girls got the job done today on the road. They answered the call and are playing well right now. We need to keep getting better as the season goes on.” – Concord’s Andrew Mattarazzo

Records: Concord 6-3-1; Dover 2-8-1

Bow 5, Kennett 0

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Key players: Bow – Julianna Lampman (first varsity goal), Olivia Selleck (goal, assist), Leah Gallier (goal), Sidney Roberge (goal, assist), Brylie Gelinas (goal), Maeve Nadzan (assist), Gabby Tarsa (assist), Lexi Insana (midfield), Lexana Farr (midfield), Anna Zerba (midfield), Ella Trefethen (midfield), Bridget Hilton (shutout)

Highlights: Lampman scored on a shot outside the box 1:30 into the game and Selleck received a great pass from Roberge in the box, and out worked the Eagle defenders for the ball and slotted it by the keeper. Gallier scored a 1:30 into the second half with a nice shot into the far right side of the net. Roberge followed up with a penalty kick a little over a minute later. The final goal started with Nadzan playing a nice through ball to Selleck who made a great pass to the far post for Gelinas to finish. Bridget made a great breakaway save early into the second half to keep the score 2-0.

Coach’s quote: “We have worked hard on our ball movement and runs into the box the last two days and the girls’ hard work paid off. We had a lot of possession and created a lot of shots, and with that possession limited Kennett to one shot. Really good team effort today, we need to carry this into our game on Friday.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 7-3-1; Kennett 5-6-0

John Stark 4, ConVal 1

Key players: John Stark – Madi Lamothe (goal), Reaghan Lamothe (goal), Kate Smith (goal), Melody Couturier (goal), Becca Mussey (assist), Lexi Boudreau (7 saves)

Coach’s quote: “My compliments to ConVal who have some very strong players that can certainly cause headaches for their opposition. Hot October days can sometimes be challenging to play through, but we were able to get a lot of players in the match. I am proud of the girls for their focus and determination.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: John Stark 8-2-1; ConVal 4-4-3

Merrimack Valley 6, Laconia 0

Key players: MV  – Sierra Mercer (2 goals, 2 assists), Jules Palhof (2 goals), Abby James-Bentzler (goal), Izzy Navoy (goal), Searra Andrews (assist), Colby Magoon (assist)

Highlights: The Pride had trouble offensively early, but Mercer broke through with a simple low ball placed into the corner of the net, Magoon crossed the ball from the left and Navoy volleyed the ball into the back on the net to make it 2-0. After halftime, the game opened up even more once MV started passing cleanly through the middle.

Coach’s quote: “We may have finally cracked the code on scoring more goals. The key is simple. I’m happy that so many girls were able to score and assist. We worked well together today. Looking forward to a big rematch against Bow on Friday.” – MV’s Kylee Yam

Records: MV 9-1-1; Laconia 6-5-0

Boys’ Soccer

Nashua South 4, Concord 2

Key players: Concord – Bronson Becker (goal), Benjamin Hughes (goal), Matthew Jenness (15 saves), Dean Ayotte (defensive midfield), Nicholas Reynolds (defense), Jeremy Malette (defense)

Highlights:  The Panthers took an early 2-0 lead and Jenness saved a penalty kick to keep the match from getting out of hand. Becker scored in the 22nd minute to cut Concord’s deficit to 2-1 at halftime. Hughes tied the game in the 46th minute, but South scored the game-winning goal midway through the second half.

Records: South 10-2; Concord 2-8

Bow 6, Kennett 0

Key players: Bow – Elijah Modzeleski (3 goals), Anthony Ray (2 goals, assist), Colby Smith (goal), Luke Hartshorn (2 assists), Keenan Hubbard (assist), Austin Beaulieu (assist), Cam Fuchs (assist)

Highlights: Modzeleski scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of the match, and Ray and Smith added two in the final 10 minutes of the first half to give Bow a 4-0 lead.

Coach’s quote: “A very solid team effort where we were on the front foot from the first minute of the game. We were able to test and try a few different things throughout the game, and were able to get everyone ample playing time. We are starting to play good soccer and look to continue to build as we enter the final stages of the regular season.” – Bow’s Josh Smith

Records: Bow 8-1-1; Kennett 3-9-0

Bishop Brady 3, Stevens 2

Key players: Bishop Brady – Nick Yonaitis (goal), Boden Gendron (goal), Anthony Dow (goal), Henry Thresher (goalie)

Highlights: Thresher made a key safe in the waning minutes of the match to preserve the win, while David Cameron, Seamus McIntyre, Nick Brown and Alex King played outstanding defense for the Giants.

Records: Bishop Brady 4-8; Stevens 7-4

Field Hockey

Gilford 2, Hopkinton 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Ryan Barrett (goal), Anika Hudak-Hall (defense), Maddie Dwyer (defense), Maddie Ceriello (goalie)

Coach’s quote: “We held on strong tonight and played Hawk hockey. Even though we lost players due to injuries, our team came together and stepped up when they were needed. Proud of our hard work and playing the number one team to a 2-1 game. Looking forward to next week’s games and our senior game at the end of the week.” – Hopkinton’s Kate Hohenberger

Records: Gilford 11-1; Hopkinton 5-7

Golf

Concord 199, Bishop Guertin 211, Nashua North 219, Nashua South 220

Key players: Concord – Dave Bourgeois (37), Carl Sirrianna (38), Gavin Richardson (41), Zach Nelson (41), Alex Pelletier (42)

Highlights:  Bourgeois earned medalist honors for the first time as the Tide closed out the regular season with a commanding victory at Nashua Country Club. Concord finishes the season on top of the Division I standings and will compete with seven other teams for the D-I title on Tuesday at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland.

Records: Concord 25-1; Bishop Guertin 12-14; North 15-15; South 0-30

Girls’ Cross Country

John Stark 25, Merrimack Valley 36, Souhegan 69

Key players: John Stark –  Anna Chasse (1st, 22:56), Kayla Barriere (2nd, 23:00), Rylee Barnard (6th, 24:29), Izabel Korbet (7th, 24:32), Katie Patterson (9th, 25:20);MV –  Lily Moser (3rd, 23:50), Madison Geddes (4th, 24:02), Sydney Spack (8th, 25:04), Keira Cote (10th, 25:28), Kendra Davidson (11th, 25:38)

Highlights: Chasse, a freshman, won the 5K on her home course to lift the Generals to a victory in a four-team meet. St. Thomas competed, but didn’t have enough runners for a team score.

Boys’ Cross Country

St. Thomas 42, Souhegan 43, John Stark 63, Merrimack Valley 74

Key players: John Stark – Eli Lemire (1st, 17:35), Austin Patenaude (3rd, 19:14), Shane Brunini (16th, 20:49), Evan Furness (21st, 21:33), Gavin Arel (22nd, 21:45); MV – Mychal Reynolds (9th, 20:00), Ben Geoffroy (14th, 20:26), Nathan Bain (15th, 20:42), Tony Wang (17th, 20:53), Ben Newton (19th, 21:17)

Highlights:  Lemire set his home course record, clocking a 5K time of 17:35, a minute and a half ahead of the runner-up, Mason Ruger of St. Thomas (19:06).

Girls’ Volleyball

Coe-Brown 3, Plymouth 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Annika Gunderson (10 kills on 16 swings, block), Courtney Morris (4 aces, 3 digs), Joelle Hanscom (2 kills, 2 aces), Annie Jerome (9 kills)

Highlights: The Bears won in straight sets, 25-12, 25-16, 25-18, on Senior Night.

Coach’s quote: “Tonight we celebrated our eight seniors and together they showcased their skill and versatility on the court. In a lineup they’ve never played before, they hit a season high .298 with every senior contributing to the success of the team and a well-played match.” – Coe-Brown’s Renee Zobel

Records: Coe-Brown 9-3; Plymouth 1-11

Gilford 3, Winnisquam 0

Key players: Winnisquam  – Victoria Fleury (6 kills), Caiden Carter (4 kills, 8 digs, 2 aces), Triniti Carter (4 kills, 3 digs), Loralie Nelson (7 digs), Gianna Ball (6 digs), Shayla Jordan (5 digs, 2 aces), Lucy Prunier (15 assists, 3 digs), Bella Dill (9 digs)

Highlights: The Bears played three tight sets against a talented Eagle team but came up short, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22.

Coach’s quote: “I made some changes to the rotations that showed promise as we try to solidify things for the tournament. I was pleased with the effort the team put forth tonight.” – Winnisquam’s Mike Livernois

Records: Gilford 9-2; Winnisquam 4-8

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